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Buick Park Avenue Engine Stalling Due to Mass Air Flow/Crankshift Position Sensor Failure

 
Buick Park Avenue Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005

Engines Affected: 3.8L V6, 3.8L V6 Supercharged

Average Mileage: 133,878 mi (41,000 mi - 280,000 mi)

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The mass air flow or crankshaft position sensor may fail causing the engine to stall intermittently. Proper diagnoses will be necessary to determine the cause of any stalling condition.

  • Visitor, , 3.8L V6, 85,500 mi

    replaced crankshaft sensor, mass air flow sensor and cam sensor and car is still stalling out. Dont know what else to do. Had the ICM checked out and it read good. Any thoughts or ideas?

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  • Visitor, , 3.8L V6, 92,000 mi

    When car warms up it stalls and turns off, especially when making turns. Car starts back up but gauges go crazy.

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  • Visitor, , 3.8L V6, 160,000 mi

    Engine stalls anywhere-freeway at speed or city trafic. After 25-30 minutes it will restart and run for
    various amounts of time-15 minutes to 45 minutes.

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  • Visitor, , 3.8L V6, 174,000 mi

    Stalls when idling, when coming to a stop, and when i go around turns. I have fixed this problem before with gas treatment (Seafoam to be exact) but the problem is back and the treatment hasn't worked the second time.

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  • cell2bg, , 3.8L V6, 233,544 mi
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    wont stay on i have to keep pressing the gas peddle in and out to stay on.

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  • Bob H., , 3.8L V6, 105,000 mi
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    car runs then stalls and won't start for thirty minutes.

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  • Visitor, , 3.8L V6, 111,300 mi

    I have a similar issue to report #1. The only difference is that I haven't noticed my gauges going crazy. When I ran the codes, nothing came up.

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  • Visitor, , 3.8L V6, 120,782 mi

    My vehicle is a 2005 Buick LaCrosse CXS. When fuel up the vehicle it acts like it is flooded and will not start. Once it sets for about 20 minutes it starts and then the engine revs between 2 and 3 RPMS up and down. After you drive it the first time after filling the tank it would act normal again until the next fill up with gas. The dealership said it was a crankshaft sensor, after market gas cap and vent cylanoid back by the gas tank.

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  •  Rookie

    ENGINE RUNS VERY ROUGH /STALLS VERY ABRUPTLY ONLY WHEN ALTERNATOR IS HOOKED UP - RUNS FINE WITH WIRES TO ALTERNATOR UNHOOKED.IVE REPLACED ALTERNATOR W/NEW &USED HAVE SAME PROBLEM

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  • Visitor, , 3.8L V6 Supercharged, 100,000 mi

    engine shuts off when driving.

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